The Anniversary Party (2001)

A review by Jeffrey Overstreet ● Writer / Director - Jennifer Jason Leigh and Alan Cumming Director of photography - John Bailey Editor - Carol Littleton and Suzanne Spangler Music - Michael Penn Producers - Joanne Sellar, Alan Cumming and Jennifer Jason Leigh Fine Line Features. 115 minutes. Rated R for profanity and sexual situations. STARRING: Alan Cumming (Joe Therrian), Jennifer Jason Leigh (Sally Therrian), John Benjamin Hickey (Jerry Adams), Parker Posey (Judy Adams), Phoebe Cates (Sophia … [Read more...]

Anger Management (2003)

A review by Jeffrey Overstreet ● Director - Peter Segal; writer - David Dorfman; director of photography - Donald M. McAlpine; editor - Jeff Gourson; music - Teddy Castellucci; production designer - Alan Au; producer - Jack Giarraputo and Barry Bernardi. Starring - Adam Sandler (Dave Buznik), Jack Nicholson (Dr. Buddy Rydell), Marisa Tomei (Linda), Luis Guzmán (Lou), Allen Covert (Andrew), Lynne Thigpen (Judge Daniels), Woody Harrelson (Galaxia/Security Guard), John Turturro (Chuck), Heather Gra … [Read more...]

Amistad (1997)

A review by Jeffrey Overstreet. ∙ Director -  Steven Spielberg; writer - David Franzoni; director of photography - Janusz Kaminski; editor - Michael Kahn; music - John Williams; production designer - Rick Carter; producers - Steven Spielberg, Debbie Allen and Colin Wilson. STARRING: Morgan Freeman (Joadson), Nigel Hawthorne (President Martin Van Buren), Anthony Hopkins (John Quincy Adams), Djimon Hounsou (Cinque), Matthew McConaughey (Baldwin), David Paymer (Secretary of State John Forsyth), Pet … [Read more...]

Hope for Where We’re Going: An Interview with Louis Schwartzberg

Filmmaker Louis Schwartzberg has collected 25 interviews with memorable, remarkable Americans and sewn it together in an array of breathtaking cinematography to inspire us with a vision of dedication, determination, and imagination.Click here for Jeffrey's review of America's Heart and Soul.Jeffrey Overstreet: First of all, thank you for making this film! I'm hoping it inspires other cinematographers to put together reels of their own favorite footage, their own stories. You've given … [Read more...]

Amores Perros (2001)

A review by Jeffrey Overstreet. ∙ Director and producer - Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu; writer - Guillermo Arriaga; director of photography - Rodrigo Prieto; editors - Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Luis Carballar and Fernando Perez Unda; music - Gustavo Santaolalla; production designer - Brigitte Broch. Starring - Vanessa Bauche (Susana), Gael Garcia Bernal (Octavio), Umberto Busto (Jorge), Emilio Echevarria (El Chivo), Alvaro Guerrero (Daniel), Rodrigo Murray (Gustavo), Marco Perez (Romero), J … [Read more...]

America’s Heart and Soul: An interview with Louis Schwartzberg

Hope for Where We're Going Filmmaker Louis Schwartzberg talks with Jeffrey Overstreet about America's Heart and Soul, his greatest teacher, and a story that he unfortunately had to cut from the film.•Filmmaker Louis Schwartzberg has collected 25 interviews with memorable, remarkable Americans and sewn it together in an array of breathtaking cinematography to inspire us with a vision of dedication, determination, and imagination.Click here for Jeffrey's review of America's Heart and … [Read more...]


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